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many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. the nats will try to break the tie on their own home turf. we are live at nat park with a preview of all the excitement. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. good morning. big day out there at nats park. playoffs coming here. >> that's right history. >> this is huge. >> it is wednesday, october 10th. excitement is building.
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we'll check in with dave ross down at nats park in just a bit. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check with the weather. >> you think one or two kids might be skipping school to see the game. i remember in the late 70s kipping school to go see the oriole playoffs. >> that explains why you didn't do so well in school. >> that particular year, i don't really remember. and the orioles lost the world series too. >> man! >> let's take a look. it will be fine today. it will be a lot nicer than it was yesterday. yesterday only in the 60s. today, close to 70. but more sunshine in the forecast as well. i know it doesn't lock like it at the moment. we've got clouds and fog and a little drizzle in a spot or two but measurable rain showers pushed off to the north and east. 58 in washington.
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53 in dulles. 55 at bwi marshall. highs later this afternoon up near 70. it should be noticeably more comfortable than yesterday. probably bring a jacket if you are going to the game t will be a bit breezy and if you are sitting in the shade, it will feel cool. >> yes, but it will be so exciting. >> let's hope so. >> thank you. time to see what is happening on the morning commute with julie wright. >> all right. kind of busy out here. we have a lot happening. eastbound 32, east of i-9 a, crash reported on the shoulder there. we've got a tree down that is going to tie up your commute. that is tying up military road at beach drive here in northwest washington. a portion of 19 # was blocked off over towards good hope road. one lane is open and getting by in each direction. the update, the accident involving a tractor-trailer and a car. this is what is tying up your drive northbound coming in out of hughesville this morning. northbound 5 approaching gallant green road, stay to the right in order to get through. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-time traffic. you can feel the excitement. the nats are hosting their very first playoff game and it is the first post post-season game in 79 years. >> the best of five series is tied at one. dave ross is live at nats park with more on this historic day and some vital ticket information. >> reporter: good morning. vital ticket information is right. first, if you are coming down here and you have ahe got playoff tickets, remember that it has to say nlds game one, home game one on that ticket even though this is game number three. it is the first one here at nats park and it will be so exciting at 1:07 when they have the first pitch here ever in this beautiful ballpark for playoff baseball. now, the nat returned home yesterday, they got a light workout as they got back to d.c. after leaving the lou once and for all. it is good to be home. they had the best record in all of baseball and the best home record in all of baseball so that could serve them very well as they have to win two out of three in order to wrap up the
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series. they are trying to forget what happened in game two in st. louis. carlo beltran had a huge day for the cardinals with two home runs and the cardinals had got their bats awoken in that game by beating the nats 12-4. no more games in st. louis. in it has to go five games, the next three would be played right here at nats park f the nat do win twofer the last three games, you can get tickets for the national league championship series starting at 9:00 this morning. you can only get two tickets maximum for each moment game at nats park. -- if the nats win two of the last three games. st three game the ticket sales go on at 9:00 a.m. for standing room only. the tickets are $30. how about some famous people that were born in 1933, last
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playoff game in d.c. james brown, the musician. he was born in 33. carol burnett, michael kaine, the actor and justice ruth badder ginsburg, also born in 1933 and ironically, wisdom martin born in 1933. >> zing. >> i'll deal with you later. >> you can eat your cupcakes. >> i got my georgetown cupcakes. >> ' going to smash one in your face if you keep that going thank you, dave. whether or not you are going to the game, metro and d- d.o.t. are asking people to avoid switching lines downtown on metro. you might want to take the new jersey avenue entrance to the navy yard ballpark station because it tends to be less crowded. also, make sure to have your smart trip card loaded or your fare card ready to go to avoid all those long lines at the fare machines. if you are driving, there are several street closures and we
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have got those listed on myfoxdc.com under web links. look at the morning's on top stories. more trouble for former d.c. council chairman kwame brown. a judge is placing him under curfew after he missed three court appointed pre-trial check- ins. he is under a curfew and will have to stay at home from 11:00 p.m. to 6:30:00 a.m. and he has been ordered to check in in person with court officials once a week. howard brooks will learn has fate in court later on today. he pleaded guilty back in may to lying to the fbi about giving under the table payments using fraudulent money orders to suleiman brown, a minor candidate in the 2010 mayoral race. prosecutors say they are willing to grant him probation. a maryland lawmaker will spend three years on probation after pleading guilty to
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misconduct in office. delegate tiffany alston was accused of paying a law firm employee $800 in state money. she was also accused of theft and using state fund for her wedding. she will have to perform 300 hours of community service and pay back the $800 to the state. also making headlines this morning, two running mates face off tomorrow in the first and only vice presidential debate. their goal, to boost the numbers at the polls. that is not only thing that stands to benefit. >> first, jerry sandusky is sentenced on charges he sexually abused 10 boys. while one chapter in the scandal has ended, the story is far from over. we're back in just a moment.
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former penn state assistant football coach juniory sandusky has been sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison. sandusky continues to maintain
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he is innocent of the charges he sexually abused 10 boys. his attorneys plan to appeal. penn state says it wants to privately set we'll sandusky's victims. an attorney for one of them says it is not just about money and they need apologies. a congressional hearing will be held today to outline what head up to last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the former chief securityster for u.s. diplomats in libya is among those scheduled to testify. eric nordstrom says his repeated requests for more security was ignored. tomorrow, the vice presidential contenders face off in their first and only debate. vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan will work to boost number at the polls. the city of danville, kept ken is hope fig boost as wellle stores there stocking up on politically themed items and has been a huge spruce-up with streets being repaved and no
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signs being put up as well. it will be held at center college. think back for a minute to the last inauguration. >> it was cold. >> it was brutally cold. remember all of this? the record-setting crowds? the next big day isn't too far away and metro has a plan in place. we'll have more on that coming up next. >> first, we'll check in with tucker for your forecast. nice warm-up heading our way today and tucker will have the details on it when we come back. [ kreg smith ] i'm third generation military.
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and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. take me out to the crowd. buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks. okay. a live look outside. the first pitch is set for 1:07 this afternoon as the nats try to break their tie with the cardinals.
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>> i love this baseball music. >> there are people walking around. >> that is all the news crews. >> i think julie said there were some people down there trying to get the $30 tickets. >> trying to get the tickets. >> we'll have to check with dave to see how many people are there are there. >> this is big. what did you say 1933? >> yeah. dave ross was wrong. i was born in 194. >> child of the great depression. let's get to your forecast. warmer temperatures than what we got to yesterday. yesterday, the cloud cover remained rather thick and we had some rain around as well. 64 was yesterday's daytime high at reagan national. 62 at dulles and bwi marshall. we are trending toward 70 later this afternoon. still lots of cloud cover out there but the trend will be more sunshine and that will
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allow temperature to warm up. 57 right now in washington. haven't budgeed a whole lot in the last couple of hours. 52 in frederick. got some clearing to the north and west and the mountains out to the west. that is why temperatures have been able to fall into the 30s. 39 now, 42 in martinsburg. a little cooler off to the north and west. let's see annapolis, 58 degrees as you start your morning. satellite-radar, not doing a great job showing you the low level cloud cover. still plenty of low level clouds. the trend will to be clear things out. morning clouds. we'll see that start to break up by midday and i think it will be partly to mostly sunny later this afternoon. the reason why, that cold front. that is a cold front that will reenforce our cool air later tonight but up ahead of it, our wind will pick up enough that we'll be able to finally kick the cloud cover out of here. behind this front, cooler temperatures but no rain. we should be nice and dry for the game later today and we've got another game tomorrow. we should be just fine tomorrow as well although it will be
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cool. 07 today. early clouds, afternoon sun, warmer than yesterday. winds here out of west at 10 to 15. if you are going to the game, bring a jacket. it will be aling cool if you are there in the shade particularly with the wind picking up touring the course of the afternoon. 45 in town. 30s north and west actually few clouds, cool overnight. check out your winds north and west as the cold front moves on through. we have another game tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 that. will be a cool one with highs in the upper 50 l s and low 60s. the trend here as we get into the weekend couldn't be better. lots of sunshine friday, saturday and sunday with a warming trend. right now, next week looks like high temperatures will be in the 70s. we should be in for i anice break here towards the middle of october. that is a look at weather. let's look at traffic. >> busy ride starting to happen up here on the roads. we've got a lot happening. let's start off talking about the utility pole tying up a portion of 198. this will cost you some time this morning.
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we have accident activity eastbound 32 before route one. that is tying up the left side of the highway. we do have reports of a tree down and that is what is tying i'm portion of military at beach try here in northwest washington. you guys coming northbound on 5 out of hughesville, heads up, accident activity involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car. you will final the northbound side of the highway on the left side is still blocked off at this time. heavy volume delays approaching gallant green. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. monitoring metro for you this morning, an opponent of the controversial sign that is now up at several metro stations is asking for equal time. the sign says in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel. defeat jihad. the council on american-islamic relations has reached out to
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metro bay counter ad campaign now. metro says the group can do it if space nearby becomes available and they pay for it. metro is already planning for the presidential inauguration. the transit agency estimates between 500,000 and 800,000 people will ride metro on january 21st. riders would be charged peak fares all day with extended peak service. during the 2009 inauguration, metro set a record carrying 1.5 million opinions. is. metro is looking into creating commemorative smart trip cards to mark the inauguration. this is the card if president obama wins and this is the card if mitt romney wins. metro will all make commemorative one-day passes as well. we'll go live to fox business network in new york up next. looking for i gift that will impress that special someone
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this christmas. >> of course, always. how about a $100,000 hen house. >> top of my list. >> neiman marcus is out with its annual catalogue of over the top gifts. we'll have more on that when we come back. >> that is over the top, all right. >> i hen house? >> can't wait to see the others. dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. nome and marcus is out with its annual catalogue of fantasy gifts. we'll have more on that in just a minute. time to look at the markets. lauren simonetti is live with us from new york with the business beat. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. >> hates a talk about the stocks for a third day. they fell. what happened? >> they are down again this morning in the premarket. everybody is nervous about the earning reports that are coming out. kind of mixed reviews last night. we heard from aldoe aas wells the kfc owner young brands. but yesterday was the five-year anniversary of the highest levels ever hit for the dow and
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s&p 500 so when you are down 110 point on the dow, i have a very personal question for you. are you wearing new underwear? >> whoa! why, yes, i am as a matter of fact i don't you know what in the economy is going to be okay. because there is this economic indicator that is getting a lot of attention today. it was actually kind of made popular by alan greenspan when he was the fed chairman inform men buy new returned wear, the economy is going to be okay and the npd group says underwear sales are up so thanks for contributing. >> you know just based on this conversation i'm going to go buy some more after i leave work today. >> all right. >> one thing we'll not be buying are the thins on the locketsery christmas gift list from neiman marcus. >> -- on the luxury christmas gift list from neiman marcus.
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>> let's talk about some of them. there is apair of van cleef and ar pe. l watches and you also get a tour of their factory in europe, a trip to paris. those are for more than one million dollars. there is a dinner made by some famous chefs. you can bring some of your friends and that is going for $250,000. at least you can bring a party. $250 now though a party. one the other items that got my attention is the help house. there is a chandelier in there. -- is the hen house. this is a chandelier in there. what do do you with that dism. >> it's chicken. what does a chicken do with a chandelier. >> if you have this much money, you should give to to charity. who needs a luxury hen house. >> i'm take the help house. >> or you could give it to me and i could buy some new underwear. >> i know somebody in that studio, their underwear is
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putting us in recession. >> i'll tell all the guys. we need to stimulate the economy right now. >> whoa! >> we better go. i think i'm trending to dangerous territory. >> i'm going to get in trouble soon. bye. >> good to see you. >> all right. back to the morning's big story. we've got some nattitude. for the first time since 1933, the home team hits the field for the playoffs. we'll be back in a moment.  take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding...
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. live look right there at nationals park. game three of the national league division series starts at 1:07 p.m. frank robinson will throw out ceremonial first pitch. the hall of famer manage the nats when they first came back to d.c. hopefully, this will be the first of many more games to come here at nat park this
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open. >> marking a lot of milestones today a guess. >> got at lost a couple. weather will cooperate. it should be just fine. expecting lots of sunshine and a warmer day than we've had around here the last couple of days. >> nampgfully. >> lots of sunshine this afternoon. we're still dealing with some fog and mist and a little drizzle in one or two spots. cloud cover off to the north and west thickest with our cold front but that is actually good news. that cold front, as it approaches, will kind of scour out the low level clouds that we've had across the area for the last 4 hours or so. trend will be after early clouds, more sunshine this afternoon. it will be a bit breezy aroun here later up ahead of the fronted and later behind the front as wind wind shift out of the north and west and -- as the wind shift out of the north and west and start to bring us in cooler air tonight. 55 at bwi marshall. highs later today with afternoon sunshine and once again dry conditions for your wednesday. 07degrees in washington and 69
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in fredericksburg. upper 60s to about 07 today. >> okay. thank you, tucker. let's check in with traffic. >> a lot happening out here on the roads so let's get to it. we have our hands full. we have accident activity involving a utility pole that has been knocked down between 29 and good hope road. they are alternating traffic by one direct at a time. eastbound 32 approaching route one for the crash. stay to the right in order to get by. we have some troubles to report if you are traveling north of up to. new hampshire avenue at bright -- at brighton dam road. tree down continues to block military in each direction over at beach drive in northwest. we do have accident activity reported northbound 5 as clean- up continues. # afroaching gallant green out of hughesville. that is tying up your commute. stay to the right in order to get by. crash on the out are loop of the beltway approaching georgia
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avenue. big delays coming from 95 college park headed west. expect delays southbound on 59 out of beltsville to the beltway. southbound 207 slow moving from hyattstown headed out to the scale south of 109. i've also got delays eastbound on 66, not only through manassas and centreville but leaving fair oak headed eastbound to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. on the morning line, the first baseball playoff game in 79 years. the nats and cardinals face off in game three of the divisional series. >> the first pitch is at 1:07 this afternoon. dave ross is there live at nats park. we've talked about it. this is clearly a big, big game in this series. >> yes, it is, wisdom. this is history. and if you are going to come down to this game, you want to look good when you are supporting your nats today as they take on the st. louis cardinals in that very important game three. helping to us look good is alan
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fay in charge of all the mrpdz here at nats park. >> good morning. >> a busy time ache fun time. >> the best. this is what it is all about. >> tell us what you are wearing. what are you wearing? >> i'm wearing what the players wear. everyone has the opportunity to buy this stuff. this is called authentic collection merchandise. it is what you've seen the players wearing in first two games and wearing today on the benefit. we've add the post-season logo too that will object the field as well. >> this is warm-ups, they're getting loose. >> they can wear it on the bench as well during the game if they're cold and stuff. >> this is the one that is my perm favorite. this is hot off the presses. >> you have the first one this just came in last night. we have them for what the doors open this morning. >> people can only buy that here. >> only here. >> what are another t-shirts that the guys have worn. >> these have been -- you've seep these. this is the one when they chin.
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ed the first post-berth. >> this is one that got doused in champagne. >> except for by bryce. >> apple cried ore that. >> just generic post-season plays. on the back, it's got the roster. >> each guy listed on the rost are right there. -- each guy listed on the roster right there. >> if this is the only one, do want you think i should get it since of a been out here since 5:00 a.m.? >> i agree. you should have one. >> we appreciate your time. >> no problem. >> show your nattitude if you will. that is what i'm going to be doing late are on today. it will be a big historic day.
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it will be edwin jackson for the nats. you don't want to go behind 2-1 because that team that loses today will be facing elimination tomorrow. it is not going to be our nats. >> way to look out for us with the shirts. >> there is to way you are getting your hands on this one. of a got it. finders keepers as they say. >> you keep that. you send the cupcakes back here. we want the georgetown nats here. >> i haven't seen them in a while. >> you say the them all, didn't you? >> feeling pretty good. >> we'll check with you later. whether or not you are going to the game, metro and d- d.o.t. are asking everyone who will be around the ballpark to have a plan in place today. metro advising everyone to avoid switching lines near downtown if at all possible. that means metro center, l'enfant plaza and gallery place. you might want to take the new jersey avenue entrance to the navy yard ballpark station because it tends to be less crowded. also, mechanic sure to have your smart trip card loaded or
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your fare card loaded to avoid the long lines at the vending machines. if you are driving, there are several street closures you need to keep in mind. we have that listed on myfoxdc.com under web links. a look at the americaning's oop stories. prosecutors will not seek i death penalty against a man charged with killing a montgomery county woman and her 11-year-old son a pretrial hearing was held yesterday for curtis lopez. he is accused in the murder of his estranged wife jane mcquain and her son. a judge has ruled medical evidence can be used in the case. kwame brown has been ordered by a judge to check in with the court in person and not over the phone. brown was also given an overnight curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. all of this comes after the judge, a federal judge lashed out at brawn brown for missing three court-ordered pretrial check-s in. brown will be sentenced next month by the same judge for bank fraud. today being a former
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campaign aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray will learn his fate. howard brooks pleaded guilty to lying about giving under table payments to suleiman brown. he admit to giving brown fraudulent money orders. could face six months in jail. gas prices have been on the steady incline for the past seven weeks but drivers in montgomery county, maryland could see even more of an increase. the montgomery county council wants the state to give the county the right to increase gas taxes. the county would use 100% of the increased revenue to fund road improvement projects and public transportation. the proposed increase would add about 10 cents to the state's already 23-cent gas tax. coming up next, you know this big bird battle, it will not go away. >> sesame workshop is saying enough is enough. it isn't too happy about the featured friend's role in a new campaign ad. find out what is happening to get that ad off the air coming up next. president obama and i both care
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in the race for the white house, republican nominee mitt romney will continue a push in the battleground state of ohio. romney was there yesterday as was president obama and today, the president has tape a break from the campaign trail for meetings in washington including one with secretary of state hillary clinton. as for ohio, new polls show the race is tightening there. ahead of romney by the four points. another poll has romney up by one. big bird wants the presidential campaign to lay off. the people behind sesame street want big bird taken out of any campaign ads. >> this is just the latest turn in a saga that started last week. >> i like pbs. i love big bird. i actually like you to. i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay
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for. >> reporter: big bird as gone big time from the campaign trail to network television and now a campaign ad. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> reporter: while pbs initially reacted by saying: ct the sesame workshop has apparently had enough of the political back and forth calling itself nonpartisan sand issuing this statement. we have approved no campaign ads and, as is our general practice have requested that the ad be taken down. the obama campaign says it is considering that request but insists the topic is fair game. >> somebody is cracking down on big bird. he is going to bring down the ham ore sesame street. you want me to save big bird? >> reporter: obama traveling press secretary told reporters today, quote, there has been a
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strong grassroots outcry over the attack on big birds. >> these are tough times with real source -- real serious circumstances so you have to scratch your head with the president spends the last week talking about big bird. >> reporter: the corporal for public broadcasting which provides millions in funding for the public broadcasting system being home of big bird and the sesame street gang will itself receive roughly $450 million in federal funding this year. sesame workshop reported a $350 million to the irs last year. it had $515 million in retail sales. sales. let's do the forecast. going to the game today? it should be close to perfect. i mean it will be a little cool but warmer than what we've had
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the last several days with highs about 07. highs about 07. - - about70. - about70. by 1:00 today, we should see more sunshine. it will be a the breezy. with have some breezes as we've got a cold front approaching from the north and west. you know, if you are sitting in the shade with temperatures in the upper 60s to about 70, it will feel a little cool for you. it will be a dry afternoon for us. here are your current temperatures. it is cool, 52347 washington. 55 in leonardtown. clearing overnight. look what happened to the temperatures with the temperature in the mountains to the north and west. 39 in winchester. you can see we've still got the low level clouds. that is still some fog and a little mist across the region. we are starting to see some breaks in the clouds already now out just to our west and that will be the trend. more and more sunshine later today. this is our next front and this is actually responsible for finally kicking all the cloud cover out of here so we'll take
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it. this front, the rain showers will stay to our north. it will kind of reinforce that cool air. so the breezes will pick up later today and as we get into the nighttime hours, the winds will shift out of the north and west and we'll be in for a bit of a cooldown starting again tomorrow. warmer than yesterday. 70 your daytime high. a warmer day than yesterday's daytime high of 64. temperatures will bottom out again tonight. a for you clouds, cool overnight. check out your saved. generally good news. it will be a little cool tomorrow but you can see we've got lots of sunshine in the next seven days. if we've got games into the weekend, it should be just about perfect for it. if you are not quite done with the fall weather, hang in there. it should be a nice stretch coming up. >> i like all of that. i don't see a drop of rain on
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that seven-day forecast at least yet. >> we'll try to keep it that way. >> you got to have some rain sometimes. >> i know. we've had some rain. >> we've had a couple of days of rain. >> just saying rain is not evil. >> it's not. i'm just like the seven-day. let me have my moment. >> i know. i'm sorry. welcome back, tucker. guess what it is time for. ask tony and tucker. the most popular segment on morning television across america. >> before you go o can i just ask real quick. why is it when i have to do the question, i get like what is the molecular composition of the stratosphere and you get this question. >> you were gone. you typically choose your questions. you choose to make them hard. i choose to make them easy. every question has its
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difficulties. here is -- well, did i tell you what the segment is. here is today's question. from the mark in takoma park. he writes, why do frag light bulbs bull -- refrigerator light bulbs last so long. that light goes on and off all the time. he says he has never replace the the light bulb in his refrigerator. >> i don't think we have. we are having work done on our refrigerator today. >> i'm sure you'll have to replace the light. >> hopefully not. now, i see -- i provided with you some notes. you don't have any of your notes in front of you. >> it is all right here. >> he already knows it. >> mark, it has nothing to do really with how often the light bulb is turned on and off.
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it has more to do with how long it is on for any one period of time. your typical lights in your house in a lamp, your ceiling light, they are on sometimes for hours at a time. the light bulb in your refrigerator is on typically if a few second at a time unless you are standing in front of the refrigerator trying to figure out what to take out. >> or have you lots of kids that keep your frame door open. >> true. >> did you read your notes? >> very quickly. or maybe not. >> should i go on? in addition to that, most light bulbs in appliances are lower watt ask which means they are more efficient and -- lower
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wattable which means they are more efficient and lower wattage -- lower wattable which means they are more efficient. >> do we have enough to fill six minutes? >> we don't have six minutes. >> the light bulbs in your refrigerator are designed to be a little more rugged than your standard light bulbs. why, i don't know. >> yeah. >> i would hope there was some reaction. >> there is a reaction, all right. >> my refrigerator has been running since like 1982. i keep thinking it is going to die but it never does. >> are you hoping? >> do you think? do i need to replace it. it is terribly dated it is guaranteed from the '1r0. >> when i was growing up, the appliances like we had -- my grandmother use the same sewing machine for like 50 years. she had the same refrigerator
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for like 40 years. appliances used to be built to last. now, they are built to be obsolete. everything in my house -- my house is 13 years old and when someone comes to work on something, they say that's going to go soon because they're just not built to last very long. >> it is sad that we can't -- >> they have to keep up with the technology. >> the bottom line is the light bulb may last longer than your refrigerator. >> that's true. >> isn't that odd? >> that is true. >> we are out of time but i have to add one her thing inform you find that your light bulbs are going out sooner than you think they should, have the electric company check the voltage in your house because sometimes it fluctuates a little bit. if it does, that could cause your lights to expire more quickly. this is today's question. tucker-- sarah will choose tomorrow's question. >> i would love that. >> if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab.
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all right. it lasted five minutes. excellent. excellent. >> let's see how long julie can last. she has the latest on traffic. >> that was one of tucker's favorite songs. you do that one in karaoke. >> i'm pretty good at that one. >> that is one of tucker's favorites. >> i think we sung a duet. >> you guys, busy ride out here this morning. we've got accident activity. a utility pole blocking 198 between 29 and good hope road. it is eastbound 32 before route one. accident activity continues to block the left side of the highway. 95 and 295, traffic starting to build in volume as you continue south out of laurel. new hampshire avenue at
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brighton dam for the crash. follow police direction to get by. military still blocked off in each direction at beach drive. that is where a tree down across the highway. out on the roads, we had accident activity on the beltway outer loop at georgia avenue. that has cleared. backups forming at 95 college park now checking for the crash near 95. inbound on 66, delays out of manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. a classic movie is marking a milestone. milestone. >> e. t., phone home. >> this week marks 30 years, can you believe it, since e. t. hit theaters. recently, the cast united with director steven spielberg. henry thomas says he still gets choked up at the end of the movie. >> i've never seen e. t..
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>> we need you up to date. >> i've seen charlie brown. >> the peanuts gang is coming to the big screen in november 2015. it will mark the 56th anniversary of the comic. ary o okay. i'm glad you're at least up to date on peanuts. >> that's right. charlie brown. is a good man. still ahead, studies show it is an organization that leads to better grades, better chances of going to college and sets the stage for a strong career path. >> this morning, holly is live at the national 4-h council with more on a big event that is getting kids excited about science starting with robots. sounds pretty cool. we'll be right back. let me tell you how i will ccreate 12 million jobs
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when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china,
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and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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>> good morning, shall. i'm holly morris. and on this wednesday morning, kids across america and myself are going to be putting on a
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lab coat and doing a little experimenting. that's because today is national 4h youth science day. that's the fifth year they have done this. we are live here today at the 4h council. a bunch of youth will come here and explore and experiment all in the name of challenge. actually, they will be given an eco bot challenge. they have to build a robot that can clean up some environmental areas. this shows kids that science is fun and science is a wonderful future career opportunity. we'll talk all about it this morning. >> thanks. >> we say hello to katrina williams. katrina has spent all of
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october. her birthday and her master's degree this month. >> that's impressive. >> huge news. congratulations, petrinna. >> that does it for the 6:00. >> up to the last minute here. big day in the nation's capital. of course, baseball playoffs return to the washington for the first time in eight decades and prepare for gridlock. ahead, how metro will help to make the commute a little easier and the state department is on the hot seat. lieutenant administration take the blame for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya ha
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